Bristol, RI does 4th of July celebrations like few other towns in New England!
From Wikipedia: Bristol Fourth of July Parade founded in 1785, is a nationally known Fourth of July parade in Bristol, Rhode Island. The parade is part of the oldest Fourth of July celebration in the United States of America.
The festivities officially start on June 14, Flag Day, beginning a period of outdoor concerts, soap-box races and a firefighters' muster at Independence Park. The celebration climaxes on July 4 with the oldest annual parade in the United States, "The Military, Civic and Firemen's Parade", an event that draws over 200,000 people from Rhode Island and around the world. These elaborate celebrations give Bristol its nickname, "America's most patriotic town". In 1785 the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration (beginning as the Patriotic Exercises) was founded and the Fourth of July has been celebrated every year in Bristol since that date, although the parade itself was canceled several times.
We were honored to cater an Independence Day New England Clambake for Susan, her friends and family, right on the Hope Street parade route! Of course, we had to arrive at 7:15 in the morning in order to avoid the parade traffic and the road closing, but it was completely worth it!
Thank you for making our July 4th party a delicious success!
From planning to execution, it was a pleasure to do business with B&M Catering.
Thank you, Allie, Sean and the entire team for being both professional and fun!
~ Susan and Steven D., Bristol, RI
The NEW ENGLAND CLAMBAKE menu that day:
- New England Clam Chowder
- Steamed clams
- Steamed mussels
- Corn on the Cob
- Red bliss potatoes & onions
- Mac n' Cheese
- Hot Dogs
- Lots of ice cold lemonade